The Wire & SHAPE Platform join forces

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For next month, THE WIRE magazine has made a special collaboration with the European project SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art And Performance In Europe), featuring their chosen artists for 2021. All Wire print subscribers will receive a copy of the latest SHAPE platform compilation CD with their February 2022 issue. Among the tracks to be heard on it are Austrian artists Black Pulse, Gischt and KOENIG.

The Wire x SHAPE

The brand new SHAPE CD in collaboration with The Wire is out now with their latest issue! With tracks from: SIKSA, Lukas Koenig, Audrey Chen, Apollo Noir, Hüma Utku, Pak Yan Lau, Gischt, Foldable Sounds Collective, julek ploski Premium, Heith, Avtomat, TERRINE, Grand River, Zoe Mc Pherson, Budokan Boys, Black Pulse, Loup Uberto, Thoom, Tomaga (Valentina Magaletti Drummer), Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes, ELVI, Riccardo La Foresta, Still House Plants and Sébastien Robert. Check it out: here.


A 7-year initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the SHAPE project reunites 16 European non-profit organizations active within the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network to create a platform that aims to support, promote, and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.

SHAPE stands for “Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe”.

SHAPE annually chooses 48 musicians and artists to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across member festivals and special events.

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Austrian artists Black Pulse, Gischt and KOENIG are all on the SHAPE 2021 roster, and are therefore featured on The Wire’s SHAPE compilation CD, among many other incredible European experimental artists.

Check the full list of artists to preview their works, and don’t forget to keep visiting SHAPE‘s homepage where SHAPE artists are continuously featured!

Shape Artists 2021 is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


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